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Old 01-20-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
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Hey : ) ,

recently i bought a 4gb trancend cf card , which is supposed according to the wiki to work after it is reformated to FAT32. However this didnt work for me. At least not under linux , and vanilla iLiad software. However i gave FAT16 a shot, and it worked!

So before you throw away your CF card, give FAT16 a chance.

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Old 01-26-2009, 05:37 PM   #2
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Thanks! I was contemplating a 8GB card, simply because it was the cheapest one I could get in a hurry

I don't really need more than a 1- or 2GB card, but most stores around here don't carry them. Other 2GB cards were ridiculously expensive because they support 40MB/sec transfer speed, which I certainly don't need (I'll rarely transfer more than a few MB at a time, and I understand that the iLiad is a slow reader anyway).

I read a post where someone mentioned using a 32GB card successfully, I have no idea how that would work without FAT32. Does anyone else have experience with this?

Anyway, I'll probably just wait a little for the card, and get a smaller one even cheaper.

Edit: I read the fine Wiki page which I hadn't found earlier, and am going with the 4GB Kingston Elite Pro. It is also quite cheap and available nearby.
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Update (and for googlers): My 4GB Kingston Elite Pro card arrived today. It works fine now (factory-formatted), but the card itself's got a little plastic edge which makes it necessary to use a bit of force to seat it properly.

I whittled this edge off with a sharp knife, now it slides in easily.
It had me stumped for a while though, as I thought the card was broken when it just wasn't fully inserted
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Are you referring to the little edge that I marked in the attached picture? These should be standard-compliant. All my CF cards have this edge, and they all fit wonderfully into my device.
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Yes, that's the one. In my device it got caught on the lower edge of the slot when the card lacked about 2mm from being fully inserted. I had to bend the card to insert it, so I whittled the edge away instead. I've never had a CF card, so I thought my card was peculiar.

It works fine now, so I'm happy
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